Young and healthy? You’re not as immune to COVID-19 as you might think | ABC News

A warning from health authorities around the world, that young people are not immune from severe cases of COVID-19. It comes with the latest data showing adults younger than 50 make up a significant number of patients requiring hospitalisation, and complacency from this age group is accelerating the spread,

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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